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Impact Day 2011 – Tornado Relief Team

By June 2, 2011 No Comments

One of great things about Daxko is that, as a company, we believe in giving
back to the community.  Impact Day was established to allow all of our team members the opportunity to volunteer in a joint effort to give back.  Twice a year Daxko will close the doors and focus on helping the community in a variety of ways. Last year, those who participated in our Inaugural Impact Day experienced a different kind of team building activity that led to a lot of laughs and even more sweat.

The planning for this year’s Impact Day was headed by four team members: Austin M., Mary K., Mallory H. and Trent K.

I had the opportunity to ask them some questions regarding the event.

How did you feel when asked to be a part of the planning team for Impact Day?

“I was excited. I have been trying to find a way to volunteer and this offered the opportunity.” – Mary K.

“I think that it fits perfectly with Daxko’s motto “all together, better.” We can work together to help the community.” – Trent K.

Were you personally affected by the tornadoes?

“My dad had been working in Cordova and was there when the storm came through. [After telling my mom that I was okay], she broke down into tears and explained my dad had to dart into a church because a tornado was on its way in their path. Huddled with families and small kids screaming, he knelt in a corner and began to pray as he heard it approach. A major part of the 2 story church collapsed around them, but they were able to dig out of the church unharmed. The Lord put hedges of protection around my dad, and for that I am so thankful.”  – Mallory H.

What was tough about planning this event?

“Trying to find where we can help.  It was hard to plan because many organizations could not project what they would need 3 weeks in advance. Things would change day to day. We were working with moving pieces up until a week out.“  – Mary K.

What do you hope our team members will feel from participating in Impact Day?

“A sense of accomplishment. It is hard work, hot and not necessarily fun, but you will be doing for someone else.” – Trent K.

“I am hoping to get a renewed sense of focus on the importance of supporting people around me who are in need. We get so caught up in our daily grind and our own “problems” that it is easy to lose sight of the fact that there is huge need all around us and that it is up to us to help.” – Austin M.

We currently have 78 team members scheduled to participate in Impact Day on Friday, June 3.  Each team member has been assigned to one of two projects. A team member can help build a house with Habitat for Humanity or help sort and stock donations at a Pratt City donation center located at Scott Elementary School.

“All together, better”

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